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Question Tithing and Sowing Seeds

Are they the same or are they different?

I'm trying to understand the difference between the two and I would greatly appreciate some help with this, please.

When you answer my question, throughly explain why you think they are or aren't. I will not accept a simple yes or no.

thanks in advance.
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Oh and PLEASE try to avoid the use of any kind of denominational doctrines to back up your answer. As they have absolutely nothing to do with tithing or sowing seeds.
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You mean the seed of the Gospel? Haven't a bunch of different people already claimed to sow that seed?
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You mean the seed of the Gospel? Haven't a bunch of different people already claimed to sow that seed?
No. I mean the seed that is according to God's will. The only seed that He's obligated (per say) to harvest.

I'm learning that what we think is a good seed to sow and what God thinks are two different concepts. Take a look at Ecclesiates 11:1-4.

And I don't look at the Gospel as a seed. The Gospel is the Good News and it's something we ought to be spreading around to the rest of the world. So it is not a seed. It is our DUTY because God already COMMANDED it.
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When people speak of tithing they are generally refering to offerings to the church.

Sowing seeds is the spreading of the gospel.
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Originally Posted by PETE_ View Post
Sowing seeds is the spreading of the gospel.
Explain more, please.
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Originally Posted by Imana View Post
Are they the same or are they different?

I'm trying to understand the difference between the two and I would greatly appreciate some help with this, please.

When you answer my question, throughly explain why you think they are or aren't. I will not accept a simple yes or no.

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sowing.. only verse I now of ..is Matt 13:37 By the Son of God, 39 by the devil

tithing is for a person under law....
1. lev 27:30-33,duet 12:17 1/10 of crop
2. duet 14:22 9% of 90
3. duet 14:28
4. numbers 18:20-26 levi's
mal 3:8-14 not giving

we are called to 2 cor 9:6-7

in vs 6 ...he which soweth bountiful [good word spoken]
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Originally Posted by Imana View Post
No. I mean the seed that is according to God's will. The only seed that He's obligated (per say) to harvest.
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See, there is a technical problem with the claims that people make in their ministries concerning the Gospel of Christ. When you say God is going to "harvest" something from the earth, are you speaking in a metaphor or explaining a divine action of God? Anyone who is fluent in philosophy will see the transparency in the claims made by today's Christian.
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In our everyday life we obvious cannot go through the entire gospel message with everyone we encounter. The seed is the beginning and needs to develope. When I show grace to others I am sowing seeds with actions. When I tell others about my relationship with Him, I am sowing seeds with words. Others may come after and add to that initial planting as if to water, and still others may lead the seed through to maturity and harvest. We should go and tell and He will harvest.
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In our everyday life we obvious cannot go through the entire gospel message with everyone we encounter. The seed is the beginning and needs to develope. When I show grace to others I am sowing seeds with actions. When I tell others about my relationship with Him, I am sowing seeds with words. Others may come after and add to that initial planting as if to water, and still others may lead the seed through to maturity and harvest. We should go and tell and He will harvest.
Yet it is God who makes one grow... no one else
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